wear this there: the allis.
by Michaela d'Artois comment


the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybay

while we’re over here in L.A. sipping on ice coffees in january, the city of chicago is seeking somewhere to ride out the winter. whether you’re a chi-town native, or just going for the really really good food scene the allis needs to be on your list. a cozy, comfortable, and curated locale it’s the perfect place to order up a round of hot toddy’s and the chef’s special. classic midwest charm seems to be everywhere you turn in the allis, from exposed brick walls to tufted seating — see for yourself. we have to say, we’re a little jealous of those who get to wear layers, so this wear this there is all about those coddling wool coats, and classic loafers. if you’re needing something new to listen to (and to motivate you into the new year) try the podcast sessions by matte black — a great resource for creatives looking to stimulate those hibernating holiday brains.

~ michaela d’artois, vérité woman.

coffee at the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybaywear this there outfit inspired by the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: zara double breasted coat; ban.do i am very busy sweater; zara asymmetrical checked trousers; j.crew crystal chandelier earrings; listen to this there sessions podcast by matte black; free people venice beach distressed messenger bag; one love organics skin savior multi-tasking wonder balm; everlane women’s modern loafer; free people du jour beret; cuyana silk striped scarf.

pink and blue velvet furniture inside the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybay

inside the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring decor details at the allis. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior design at the allis. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring interior design at the allis in chicago. / sfgirlbybay

the inspiring decor inside the allis chicago. / sfgirlbybay

black and white floral dishware at the allis. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring architectural details at the allis. / sfgirlbybay

the chandeliers at the allis bar. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring bar at the allis. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via the allis chicago.



blue’s romantic side.
by victoria comment


dramatic blue green walls. / sfgirlbybay

these season’s blue seems to have taken on a romantic, moody side. everything i’m seeing out there on the interwebs leans towards the deeper hues of blue, whether they be a dark gray-blue like benjamin moore’s gravel gray, or farrow and ball’s almost seafaring shades of stone blue and drawing room blue (all clever names for a dramatic color!). feeling a bit of trepidation? might i suggest starting off slow with one eye-popping accent wall? here are a few looks to inspire those moody blues.

accent wall mural inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

gray blue walls. / sfgirlbybay

gray blue wall color inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

blue wall paint inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

light blue wall color. / sfgirlbybay

light blue wall with black mantle and assorted art. / sfgirlbybay

light blue walls with teal fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

rustic blue green wall mrual behind wood piano and coat rack. / sfgirlbybay

dark walls with blue green furniture. / sfgirlbybay

gray blue walls with black furniture. / sfgirlbybay

rustic blue walls with modern hoem furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

gray blue wall color inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

blue paint and decor details. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credit in order of appearance: benjamin edwards photography; helen cathcart; claire cottrell photography; benjamin edwards photography; mti baths; @AGNIJAGRIGULE; house and garden; hoxton paris hotel; Lorenzo Pennati; rue magazine; line klein; designer lorenzo castillo; rue magazine; Jesper Florbrant photography; claire cottrell photography; Graham Aitkin-Hughes; Jesper Florbrant photography; artilleriet journal; benjamin edwards photography; new york times.




the dark side.
by victoria comment


inspiring black and white living room via inside out magazine. / sfgirlbybay

i love this victorian modern space featured on inside out magazine. it’s quite dark in terms of that chic black leather sofa paired with a black crochet area rug, the damien hirst skull print and that stunning black tiled kitchen, but then all the bright white paint gives it all such lovely light and dramatic contrast. it’s a smashing redesign and remodel by tastemakers Sydney-based husband and wife team Nicola and Orlando Reindorf, founders of The Standard Store and you can see the full tour on inside out.

victorian meets modern with black and white furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring home tour via inside out magazine. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring black and white decor with pops of color. / sfgirlbybay

black and white kitchen with stainless steel appliances. / sfgirlbybay

silver and white clawfoot tub with wood floors in victorian space. / sfgirlbybay

neon pink heart light over black bed with white bedding. / sfgirlbybay

• photography via inside out magazine.